Property Buyers Should be Aware of Real Estate Lawyers' Legal Standards

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Condo Buying

A fact sheet published last month by LawPRO — the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company — provides an interesting insight into...

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Week In Review: Home Sales Down in 2017 + TREB Blames the Government

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: The Globe and Mail

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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You Could Be Liable for Home Tank’s Oil Spill

Bob Aaron in Legal

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court warns homeowners that a distributor’s delivery of fuel oil does not mean that their tanks are safe. It also...

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Government Has No Excuse for Delaying Consumer Protection Sections of New Condominium Act

Bob Aaron in Condo Buying, Legal

With parts of the new Condominium Act coming into force next week, there is concern about important consumer protection sections in the act...

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Delayed Action on Consumer Protection for Homeowners a Sad Reflection on Provincial Government

Bob Aaron in Legal

The Ontario government acted with speed in imposing a new non-resident tax on real estate purchases.

But when it comes to protecting consumer deposits on...

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Condo Corps Need to Deal with Marijuana Use Before it Becomes a Problem

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying 

When marijuana becomes legal next summer, landlords, tenants and condominium owners can expect an increase in disputes related to both...

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Co-op Board v Owner Dispute Becomes Pricey Court Action

Bob Aaron in Legal

A recent case involving a Toronto co-ownership building illustrates why expensive court proceedings are not always the solution to disputes between owners...

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Buyer Paid for Property He Did Not Get

Bob Aaron in Home BuyingLegal

The most important thing a real estate lawyer must do for his purchaser clients is to confirm the exact dimensions, and location, of the...

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Week In Review: Buyers And Sellers Play The Waiting Game + Home Construction Bounces Back

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Buyers Retreat In Toronto + Condos Continue To Dominate

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Macleans 

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Condo Crazy In Toronto + A Return To Sanity

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: A Buyer's Market In Toronto + The King and Spadina Boom

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CTV

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Is Toronto Housing Market On Verge Of Severe Correction? + Home Buyers Lose Steam and Cash in Canada

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CP 24

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Ontario court rules Wychwood homeowners are not obligated to pay park maintenance fees

Bob Aaron in Legal

Taddle Creek Pond in Wychwood. Photo Credit: By Wordconcepts - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Collecting homeowner fees to maintain private roads and other shared...

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Week In Review: What Ontario's Foreign Home Buyer Data Means + Housing Anxiety Persists Across Canada

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: City TV

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Homeowners Caught Between Buying and Selling + Provincial Government Considers a Change in Rules

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Toronto Star

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Home Inspection Act finally passed

Bob Aaron in Legal

Editor's Note: This article was first published last month (May 2017).

The Ontario government last month finally passed legislation to regulate the home...

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‘Escalation’ clause ignites privacy, ethics code concerns

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Home Selling

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), which represents 70,000 real estate agents and brokers, has become involved in a...

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Week In Review: GTA Sales Decline Continues + Millennials Would Vote for Home Affordability

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Daily Hive

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Real estate tax demands lawyers verify the unverifiable

Bob Aaron in Legal

Editor's Note: This article was first published last month (May 2017).

Last month’s introduction of the 15-per-cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax has...

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‘Detached’ home for sale is actually linked to property next door

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

When is a detached house not detached? That was the question facing the “Smiths” late last month.

The couple came to see me after they signed...

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Week In Review: Buying at Peak Fears Rise in Toronto + Is Canada a Real Estate Addict?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Daily Hive

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Home Sales Plunge in GTA + Mortgage Worries For Canadians

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Toronto Star

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Home Sellers Get A Taste Of Buyers' Anxiety + Affordability Crisis Hits Toronto

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Toronto Real Estate Slows + Anxious Home Buyers Hold Back

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Investors Cashing Out in Toronto + Politicians Meddling in Real Estate?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: The Globe and Mail

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Wychwood Park Homeowners Fight Fee

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

Taddle Creek Pond in Wychwood. Photo Credit: By Wordconcepts - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

 

A 2016 decision of the Ontario Divisional Court has...

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Week In Review: Foreign Buyers Tax Comes To Ontario + Richmond Hill Hottest Market in Canada

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Use your weekends to explore a career in real estate

Realosophy Team in Realosophy Team

Have you wondered about becoming a real estate agent, but worried about taking the plunge?

We’ve designed the Realosophy Sales Assistant...

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Missing deed registration cut-off by seconds adds $157,000 to tax bill

Bob Aaron in Legal

When the city of Toronto increased its municipal land transfer tax on March 1, no one could have imagined that the failure to grandfather any transactions...

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Week In Review: Ontario Urged To Cool Toronto Real Estate + Is Vancouver Loneliest City?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: TO Eyes Vacancy Tax + Bubble Fears

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: BLOG TO

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Legal Fight Over Toronto’s Trump Tower is Far From Over

Bob Aaron in Legal

Photo Credit: By Secondarywaltz (Own work), CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Supreme Court of Canada has written the latest chapter in the ongoing...

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Week In Review: Speculators Super-Heat Toronto Market + What Federal Budget Means For Housing

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Foreign Buyer Tax Not Enough for TO? + Housing Boom Refills Empty Nests

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CTV

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Insurance Company Beaten as Exclusions Do Not Apply to Dam Burst

Bob Aaron in Legal

Not all insurance policies exclude coverage for floods entering a house from the outside.

Last month I wrote about a $2-million claim for catastrophic...

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Week in Review: Toronto House Hunters Get Desperate + Ontario Rethinks Foreign Buyer Tax

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: NOW Magazine

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Sellers beware if information is not correct

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Selling

Patrick Gladu and wife Danielle Boyer-Gladu purchased a property in Sturgeon Falls, Ont., back in 2009.

The house had been advertised on the...

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Week In Review: A 'Vancouver Style' Cooling for Toronto + Sticker Shock Sets In

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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$2 million in water damage not covered by insurance

Bob Aaron in Legal

Imagine turning to your insurance company after catastrophic damages to your house and being told, “You’re not covered.”

That’s what happened to Hassan...

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Week In Review: Toronto Housing Market Heading For Paralysis? + A Warning For Realtors

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Devious tenants must be stopped from gaming system

Bob Aaron in Legal

Anyone interested in becoming a landlord in Ontario could learn some lessons from a recent court case which demonstrates how an unscrupulous tenant was...

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Week In Review: The Toronto Bubble Is Real + What Drives Housing Prices?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Global News

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Condo Demand Heats Up + A Million Dollars For A Tear-down

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Notable

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Toronto Price Surge Expected + Condo Sales Push Records

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

  Photo Credit: Toronto Star

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: High Real Estate Prices Spill Over + Cooling Measures for Toronto?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Jordan Morrison 

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Kitec plumbing in condos should be revealed

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

Should condominium corporations disclose the existence of Kitec plumbing to potential buyers on their status certificates? That was the...

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Week In Review: Downtown Home Skyrockets In Value + Condo Rental Market Shortage

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CP 24

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Ontario court upholds condo rule banning Airbnb and short-term rentals

Bob Aaron in Legal

Condo owners who rented their suite for short-term stays violated the building’s rules, an Ontario court ruled earlier this month.

The Ottawa condo’s...

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Week In Review: Luxury Home Sales Boom + A Push For Increased Supply

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CP 24

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Home Prices Will Climb + The Anatomy Of A Real Estate Disaster

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Toronto Life

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Home inspections are your best friend

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

What happens if you discover water flowing below the floor in a newly-purchased house and you have to completely gut the basement to remove...

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Week In Review: Toronto Least Affordable Market In Canada + Doomsday Scenario For Canadian Housing

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Torontoist

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Tax burden of housing sector must be shared by all

Bob Aaron in Legal

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Week In Review: Toronto's Market Heats Up Again + What Will 'Generation Rent' Be Able to Afford?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CTV

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Week In Review: The Market Takes A Breath + Housing Prices Hurt Canada's Middle Class

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Albinger

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Supreme Court Upholds Title-insurance Victory

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

The Supreme Court of Canada has written the final chapter in one of the most important title-insurance cases of this generation.

The story...

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Week In Review: Condo Builders Can't Keep Up With Demand + A New Way Forward For Housing

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Toronto Star

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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What if my Prospective Condo Corporation is Involved in Litigation?

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Condo Buying

What should a buyer do when the status certificate for their condominium purchase shows that the corporation is involved in...

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Week In Review: Stressful Housing Economics in Toronto + Money Vanishes in Vancouver's Housing Market

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Lawyers Selling Homes Could Upset the Realty Apple Cart

Bob Aaron in Legal, Real Estate Trends

An interesting development in Picton, Ont., provides a glimpse into a possible future business model for real-estate brokerages.

A law...

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Week In Review: 905 Heats Up + Changes for Canada's Housing Market

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Make Sure Home Seller’s Promises are Met Before Closing

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Home Selling

A small claims court decision released last year underscores the importance of careful wording of seller promises in agreements...

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Week In Review: Is This A Good Time To Buy In Toronto + How Mortgage Changes Affect You

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CP

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Don't Buy Unregistered New Homes

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

Tarion Warranty Corporation has warned Ontario’s builders and real-estate agents they can be charged and fined if involved in the sale of an...

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Week In Review: Toronto Is Canada's Hottest Market + An Ugly Choice for Cities

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Notable

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Tarion needs to increase homebuyers deposit protection

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

An interim report on the Tarion warranty corporation should have gone further to protect home buyers’ purchase deposits.

Special adviser J....

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Extravagant fees crush legal basement apartments - and density goals

Bob Aaron in Toronto Real Estate News

In the face of a serious housing shortage in the GTA, the City of Toronto is actively discouraging homeowners from legally adding one or...

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Week In Review: Toronto Home Prices Soar (Again) + Industry Pushes for Townhomes

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: See Toronto Now 

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: The Foreign Capital Debate Continues + Is Canada Sitting On A Housing Bubble?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CP 24

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Week In Review: Developers Sit On Land In Toronto + Lack Of Supply Drives Surge

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Blog TO

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Condo Inventory Falls To Decade Low + What Foreign Buyer Tax Means

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Wikipedia Commons

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Offshore Buyers Head To Toronto After B.C. Law

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Blog TO

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Tenants shouldn’t be able to ‘game the system’

Bob Aaron in Legal

How many times do Ontario judges have to cry out for changes to the landlord and tenant court procedure to prevent tenants from “gaming the system” before...

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Week In Review: Finally a Bubble In Toronto? + BC Taxes Foreign Buyers

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Dangerous real-estate document a path to court

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Selling

The Seller Property Information Statement (SPIS) continues to be the single most dangerous document in current use in the real estate market.

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Week In Review: CHMC Calms Condo Market Fears + Housing Spurs BC Budget Surplus

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Global

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Optimism Grows In Toronto + Luxury Market Soars

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: 123RF

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Web-based money transfer to streamline real-estate closings - but is it needed?

Bob Aaron in Legal

Editor's Note: This post was first published on July 2, 2016.

Will home buyers willingly pay an extra $148 to help lawyers close their purchase...

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Week In Review: No Summer Slowdown + The Brexit Impact On Real Estate

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Toronto Star

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Urbancorp bankruptcy reveals Tarion warranty shortcomings

Bob Aaron in Condo Buying, Home Buying, Legal

The recent insolvency of the Urbancorp builder group, and its impact on hundreds of would-be home buyers who wanted to complete...

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Week In Review: Toronto Fears Housing (Again) + Taxing Paris Second Homes

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Yahoo

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Reduce, postpone or avoid real estate death taxes

Bob Aaron in Legal

 

The soaring values of GTA-area homes has made it an increasingly expensive proposition to die while owning real estate.

Huge probate taxes, officially...

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Week In Review: Poloz Sounds The Alarm In Toronto and Vancouver

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Week In Review: Hottest May for Toronto Real Estate + New Pape Subway?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Blog TO

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Here’s how much a subway running under your home will cost you

Toronto’s subway story just got exciting-scary.

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Week In Review: Wait List For Affordable Housing Grows + America's Great Housing Divide

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Week In Review: Move Up or Move Out + Market Cooling?

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Week In Review: Landmark Ruling Opens Up Toronto MLS + Fewer Listings For Spring

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Blog TO 

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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New company to bypass lawyers in real estate money transfers

Bob Aaron in Legal

A new business to transfer funds in real estate purchases and sales is being proposed in Ontario.

The plan is to take control of all closing funds, move...

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Week In Review: How Housing Is A Health Issue + Prices Go Up Big

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Week In Review: Spring Sweepstakes + The CMHC Makes A Verdict

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto:...

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Regulating Ontario’s home inspectors is taking too long

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Condo Buying

 

There’s good news and bad news for homebuyers who would like to see a formal licensing protocol instituted for the province’s...

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Week in Review: Undersupply Is The Problem in Toronto

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Toronto Sun

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Be wary of HST rebate rules when buying a new home

Bob Aaron in Legal in Home Buying, Condo Buying

A decision by the Tax Court of Canada last month has muddied the waters about who is — and is not — entitled to the new-home...

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Week In Review: Millennials Remain Optimistic + Housing Boom Rolls On

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CP 24

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Thinking about a career in real estate?

Realosophy Team in Realosophy News

Have you wondered about becoming a real estate agent, but worried about taking the plunge?

We’ve designed the Realosophy Sales Assistant...

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Week In Review: Toronto Remains Hot + Canadians Have Faith In Housing Market

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Toronto Star

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Week In Review: Widening the gap between Condo towers + Dousing fears of a collapse

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Globe and Mail

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: What The Federal Budget Means For Toronto

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Blog TO

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: A Frenzy In The Suburbs + Toronto Eyes New Powers

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Blog TO

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Week In Review: Bully Bidders In Toronto + Battles In The Suburbs

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: The Star

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Condo buyers beware: How some builders overcharge for taxes

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

Editor's Note: This article was first published Feb 13 2016.

Thousands of purchasers of new condominiums are being overcharged for property...

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Late mortgage payment charges contrary to Interest Act

Bob Aaron in Legal

Editor's Note: This article was first published on Feb 1 2016.

A decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that late payment charges and default...

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Week In Review: A Sales Surge In February + Buyers Turn To Condos

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: WikiCommons

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Protecting condo buyers from changes in final sale agreements

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

Recent lawsuits over material changes in final sale agreements have ended with the courts ordering buyers’ deposits fully refunded.

Three...

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Week In Review: Buyers Envy in Toronto + Rental Market Picks Up Steam

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: The Globe and Mail

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Housing Correction Coming? + Radical Regional Differences

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Toronto Star

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Shadow Flipping Draws Concern + Morgan Stanley Pays Up

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Toronto's east end is the hottest + Canada's real estate problem

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: City TV

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Toronto buyers jump in + CMHC issues warning

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: The Globe

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Toronto Seniors Bigger Buyers of Condos Than Millenials

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Weekend Trips

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Week In Review: Trudeau and Tory meet with housing in mind and Canada's housing boom could come to an end

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Blog To

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Toronto's housing market primed for strong year and millennials lead the way

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Weekend Trips

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Title insurance must cover missing load-bearing wall

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

Ontario homeowners who have purchased title insurance policies are the big winners in a Court of Appeal decision released last week.

When...

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Week In Review: Toronto and Vancouver lead the way, Prices continue to rise in GTA

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Johnny Jet

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week in Review: Ontario struggles to afford homes, Canada's mortgage rule dilemma

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: CTV

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Preconstruction home, condo buyers need more protection

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Condo Buying

 

A review of consumer protections for owners of new homes is set to get underway.

Retired associate chief justice J. Douglas...

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Week in Review: Toronto's housing market remains hot hot hot

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Source: Chestnut Park

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Home price concerns have Canadians living on the edge

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 20 2015

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Buyers can cancel property sale over misleading information

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Home Selling

Is a seller required to be truthful in disclosing to a buyer that a house was built on potentially toxic landfill? That was the...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 13 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 6 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 30 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 23 2015

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Missing the boat on waterfront laws

Bob Aaron in Legal 

Under provincial law, the bottom of any navigable lakes or rivers typically belong to the Ontario Crown, and no docks or boathouses with foundations...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 16 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 10 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 2 2015

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How much are homes in your Toronto neighbourhood?

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Not all home purchases have a happy ending

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

The vast majority of real estate agents are honest, competent and caring individuals.

Occasionally, however, one of them falls off the rails.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - September 18 2015

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A new home’s floor should not be this noisy

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Condo Buying

A squeaky wooden floor was at the centre of a recent decision by the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal that overruled the...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - September 11 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - September 4 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 28 2015

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Home buyer’s contract delivered empty promises

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

Tracy Lynn Robinson and her husband bought a house in Milton last year.

The purchase agreement contained a warranty that the appliances and...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 21 2015

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It can be risky and expensive to fight your condo over rules

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

This is the story of a $47,000 dog named Peaches and its troubled stay in a Barrie condominium.

It all began back in July, 2014, when...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 14 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 7 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 31 2015

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Is there a legal obligation for a seller to disclose pre-closing flood damage to the buyer?

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Selling, Home Buying

Does the seller of a house have a legal obligation to advise the buyers about a flood that occurred after the parties entered...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 24 2015

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The One Thing You Need to Know Before You Buy a Condo

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News, Condo Buying

Given all the press about Toronto’s booming condo market, it’s no surprise that one of the most common questions I get...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 17 2015

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New home & condo HST rebate endangered by incomplete details

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Condo Buying

A Tax Court of Canada decision last month can help buyers of new homes and condos ensure they qualify for the HST new home...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 10 2015

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Hidden new contruction buyer fees can cost you thousands

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Condo Buying

Two areas involving builder agreements of purchase and sale that cry out for action by the new homes provincial watchdog are...

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Electronic signatures legal in real estate deals starting July 1st

Bob Aaron in Legal

Editor's Note: This article was originally published prior to July 1st.

Next week marks a sea change in Ontario real property law when it becomes legal to...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 3 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - June 26 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - June 19 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - June 12 2015

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Mom helping son with down payment ends in family feud

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

With the high price of housing these days, more buyers are turning to the Bank of Mom and Dad for help in acquiring a new home. Often, this...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - June 5 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 29 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 22 2015

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Ontario Liberals Proposed Condo Act Reform May Do More Harm

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

“If Shakespeare was alive today and owned a condo in Ontario (let’s say Stratford), he would have ample material for a new play about...

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Should I get a home inspection for a condo?

Alan Carson in Guest ExpertHome Buying

New condo buyers ask me all the time “Do I really need a home inspection for a condo?” After all, there’s no roof to climb or crawl...

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Home buyers lose HST rebate when uncle, other relations on title

Bob Aaron in Home Buying, Legal

Back in June 2011, Angela Maria Henao and her aunt signed an agreement to buy a new house on Quetico Cres in Oakville. With the June 2012,...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 8 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 1 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - April 24 2015

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Honouring the end of real-estate racism in Canada

Bob Aaron in Legal

Across Canada there are thousands of bronze plaques marking historic designations but, until now, not one of them has commemorated a court case.

That...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - April 17 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - April 10 2015

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Right-of-way decision in neighbour dispute: Shrunken laneway still accessible

Bob Aaron in Legal

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision last year totally reversed what had been commonly viewed for the last 100 years as the law on interference with a...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - April 3 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 27 2015

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Court ruling opens loophole for probate tax

Bob Aaron in Legal

A decision of the Ontario Superior Court last month suggests a novel way of avoiding the need to pay province’s 1.5 per cent estate administration tax on...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 20 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 13 2015

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My home has Kitec plumbing in it - Should I be worried?

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 6 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - February 27 2015

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Ensure you’re covered for municipal work orders, building bylaw violations

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

It is a common understanding among real estate lawyers that residential title insurance will provide protection against municipal work orders...

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The Top 10 Home Buying Mistakes

John Pasalis in Home Buying , Toronto Real Estate 

As we approach the busy spring real estate market I thought it would be a good opportunity to share my thoughts on the most...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - February 20 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - February 13 2015

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Questions arise about obligation to disclose whether property has stigma

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Home Selling

 

Is a real estate agent obligated to disclose to purchaser clients whether the house they are interested in buying is...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - February 6 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - January 30 2015

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - January 23 2015

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Verify your correct unit listed in offer, deed

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

Last month I wrote about a court case involving the purchase of a condo townhouse with a third floor attic conversion that did not comply...

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Ghosts among reasons to scare up legal advice

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Home Selling

If a property in Ontario has been stigmatized as a result of a murder, suicide, death, haunting — or other unpleasant event —...

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Biggest Toronto Real Estate Stories of 2014

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - January 9 2015

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Toronto's Condo Market in 2014 - A Year in Review

John in Toronto Real Estate News

As a follow up to my previous post which looked more closely at the market for houses in 2014, this week I’m going to look at Toronto’s condo...

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Considering a Career in Real Estate?

John in Realosophy News

Realosophy is currently looking for a few stars who have what it takes to start a successful career in real estate. About every six months or so, we find...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - December 19 2014

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Condo corporations must tread carefully on status certificates

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

A major decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal last week has raised the bar on the level of due diligence required by condominium...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - December 12 2014

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Toronto’s Real Estate Market in 2014 – A Year in Review

John in Toronto Real Estate News

As 2015 slowly approaches I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back at how Toronto’s real estate market performed in 2014 to see if...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - December 5 2014

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New tax scrutiny for will-bestowed real estate

Bob Aaron in Legal

The Ontario government is cracking down on estate trustees who do not accurately declare the full value of a deceased person’s assets, including real...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 28 2014

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Monday Morning Interest Rate Update (November 24, 2014)

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 21 2014

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 14 2014

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Rent or Buy – What You Need to Know

John in Toronto Real Estate NewsHome Buying

Deciding whether or not it’s the right time to buy your first home is one of the most important decisions many people will make in...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 7 2014

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New-home buyers need better protection: Tarion, Law Society, Government failing in consumer protection role

Bob Aaron in LegalHome Buying

The 150 purchasers in the failed Centrium condominium project might not have lost their combined deposits of $14.9 million had the Law Society...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 31 2014

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The Bank of Canada Reads Its Crystal Ball and Governor Poloz Explains Why He Wears An Ill-Fitting Suit – Mon Morning Interest Rate Update (Oct 27, 2014)

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 24 2014

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Why CDN Bond Yields Have Been So Volatile and What This Means for CDN Mortgage Rates - Mon Morning Interest Rate Update (Oct 20, 2014)

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 17 2014

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Why CDN Bond Yields Didn’t React To Our Latest Employment Surge - Mon Morning Interest Rate Update (Oct 13, 2014)

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 10 2014

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Agents on the hook for illegal in-law suites

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Selling, Home Buying

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), the body that licenses and governs real estate agents, is cracking down on...

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What the Latest U.S. Employment Data Mean for Canadian Mortgage Rates - Mon Morning Interest Rate Update (Oct 6, 2014)

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 3 2014

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A Few Quick Facts About Toronto's Real Estate Market in 2014

John in Toronto Real Estate News, Home Buying, Condo BuyingHome Selling

Realosophy released its semi-annual Home Value Survey for the Globe and Mail today and I thought this...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - September 26 2014

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Will discipline hearing bring end to risky document?

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Selling, Home Buying

A recent decision of a discipline panel of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) could spell the end of the Seller Property...

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U.S Fed Chair Yellen Buys More Time and Bank of Canada Governor Poloz Makes Me Do a Double Take - Mon Morning Interest Rate Update (Sept 22, 2014)

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Is a Short-Term Spike in Fixed-Mortgage Rates Coming? Monday Morning Interest Rate Update (September 15, 2014)

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Board fined for defying both condo owners and court ruling

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

What happens if condominium board members fail to comply with the Condominium Act? That question was the focus of a case which ultimately...

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Latest Employment Data and Bank of Canada Comments Bolster Low Rates for Longer View - Mon Morning Interest Rate Update (Sept 8, 2014)

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - September 5 2014

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Why Bank of Canada Governor Poloz’s Words Are Music to the Ears of Every CDN Mortgage Borrower - Monday Morning Interest Rate Update (September 2, 2014)

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 29 2014

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The U.S. Fed’s Latest Insights and What They Mean for Canadian Mortgage Rates - Monday Morning Interest Rate Update (August 25, 2014)

Dave Larock in Monday Interest Rate Update, Mortgages and Finances, Home Buying, Toronto Real Estate News

Gone are the days when central bankers act as invisible hands, which...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 22 2014

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Why Central Bankers Want Higher Inflation and What This Means for CDN Mortgage Rates – Monday Morning Interest Rate Update (August 18, 2014)

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 15 2014

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How Shadow Demand Impacts Toronto's Real Estate Market

John in Toronto Real Estate News

Anyone keeping a close eye on Toronto’s real estate market might find the sales statistics published by the Toronto Real Estate Board this year...

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'Use it or lose it' under Land Titles System

Bob Aaron in Legal

Is it possible to claim possessory title to a parcel of someone else’s land if the registered owner entered the property only once during the claimant’s 10...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 8 2014

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 1 2014

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Sellers' form still troubling the real estate industry

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Selling, Home Buying

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The Seller Property Information Statement, a disclosure form created by the real estate industry,...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 25 2014

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 18 2014

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 11 2014

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - July 4 2014

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Know your cottage's shore road allowance

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

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I just found out that the boathouse and dock in front of my cottage were constructed on a municipal road allowance,...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - June 27 2014

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - June 20 2014

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Never Buy A Resale Condo Without Reviewing Status Certificate

Bob Aaron in Legal, Condo Buying

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Why does a lawyer have to review the condominium status certificate on a resale purchase? What are the risks if...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - June 6 2014

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Court Rules Against Condo With Smoking Cigar

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We have experienced an overwhelming smell of cigar smoke coming from the condominium unit above ours. What can we...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 30 2014

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 23 2014

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Why it’s easier to become a Real Estate Agent than a Hairstylist

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

Ever since Garry Marr published his article in the Financial Post titled “Canada’s next housing bubble: real estate agents” there has...

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Get Your New Room Measurements in Writing

Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying, Condo BuyingPhoto Courtesy: iStock.com

Where can I find the size of the condo unit I’m buying in the builder’s pre-construction contract?

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 16 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 9 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Get Your Renovation Details in a Contract

Bob Aaron in Legal

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I’m about to do a major renovation in my home. What kind of paperwork do I need?

Excellent answers to this question were...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 2 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Realosophy Presents...Conscious Consumption Series

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - April 25 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Floor Plans Can Be Your Best Defense

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What happens when the new-build condominium unit you buy from just the plans is significantly different from the one the builder has...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - April 11 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Starts to Cool Down

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

After a fiercely competitive start to 2014, Toronto’s real estate market is starting to show signs that things are cooling down...

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Renovations May Hide Problems From Home Buyers

Bob Aaron in Legal

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I just learned that my house was renovated without a proper permit from the city. Do I have title insurance coverage for the...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 28 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 21 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Land transfer tax should be an election issue

 Bob Aaron in Legal, Home Buying

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As a real estate lawyer, I am a big supporter of the campaign by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) to phase out...

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What You Need to Know About Toronto’s Real Estate Market

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Deutsche Bank gets it wrong - Real Estate Prices are Not Overvalued by 60%

In December Deutsche Bank released a report of the...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 14 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Carbon monoxide, smoke detectors need new batteries

Bob Aaron in Legal

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Daylight saving time starts tomorrow morning and, for me, it can’t come soon enough. It will still be daylight well after 7 p.m. and,...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 7 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Feb 28 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Feb 21 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Failed Property Sale by Email a ‘Poster Child’ Case, Judge Says

Bob Aaron in Legal

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Last month you wrote about a ruling by the late Justice Sydney Robins which paved the way for signing real estate agreements by fax....

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Feb 14 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Realosophy is Hiring Sales Representatives

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Toronto’s hottest neighbourhoods for home buyers - East York and Scarborough

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

The east end of the Toronto was the hottest place to buy real estate during the first month of 2014. Seven out of the top ten hottest...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Feb 7 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Jan 31 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Electronic Signature Decision Will Look to Judge Sydney Robins

 
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Judge Sydney Robins’ many decisions included one in the...
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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Jan 24 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Jan 17 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Jan 10 2014

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Court Finds Agent Must be Paid for Doing the Job

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A seller must pay commission to their real estate agent if a full-price...

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Blog Break: Happy Holidays from Move Smartly!

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Land Survey Trumps All Documents in a Purchase

Bob Aaron in LegalHome Buying

True or false? A land survey is unnecessary if the house purchaser buys title insurance.

Answer: false.

A court decision released last...

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Toronto Real Estate Round Up - December 20 2013

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HST Rebate Rules Don't Include All Your Relatives

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Many buyers of new homes and condominiums may be surprised to receive a demand from Canada Revenue...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - December 6 2013

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Tarion: Buyers May not be able to sue for claims after new home warranty expires

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A recent court decision raises the thorny issue of whether it should be legal for builders to restrict...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 29 2013

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 22 2013

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Realosophy is Hiring

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 15 2013

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Establishing a Quasi-Judicial ‘Condo Office’ Should be Done with Care

Bob Aaron in Legal, Toronto Real Estate News, Condo Buying, Home Buying

A sea change is coming for the management and operation of the province’s 600,000 condominium units if...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 8 2013

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Realosophy Loves: Textile Museum of Canada ReDesign 2013 - Nov 6th

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 1 2013

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Can We Trust Real Estate Statistics Published by the Real Estate Industry

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

A Globe and Mail article published this week questioning the accuracy of Canada’s housing data published by the Canadian Real Estate...

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Does century-old murder still haunt Massey home?

Bob Aaron in LegalHome SellingHome Buying

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In the real estate field, when the value of a house might be affected by a history of murder, suicide,...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 25 2013

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Making Sense of Toronto's Increase in Real Estate Sales

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

Toronto’s real estate market has seen a significant spike in sales over the past three months. Resale home sales in the GTA were up 13%...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 18 2013

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